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The Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Memorial

 
 
The Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
1. The Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Memorial Honor Roll
Inscription.

Thomas Creed, Jr.
Garland Donaldson
Ralph T. Earnest
D. Dean Ferguson
Harry Mettler
Lowell Renner
Wallace W. Smith
James Spurling


[Additional Honor Roll of Names]

This state memorial honors the men of the United States Army and Navy who fought and died on 28 April 1944 while conducting a large scale training exercise for the D-Day Invasion off Slapton Sands England. During the hour long battle of "Exercise Tiger" 8 US Navy LST's came under sudden attack by German naval torpedo boats and through enemy action the United States Navy and First Army units lost 749 men in combat.

This memorial is dedicated to the brave sailors from the LST's of Convoy T-4 and to the gallant boys of Missouri's 3206th US Army Quartermaster Company. Their courage and sacrifice will always be remembered.

This 5000 pound anchor comes from a USS Suffolk County Class LST, and is on permanent loan to the Tiger Foundation, Citizens of Audrain County and the State of Missouri by the US Navy Inactive Fleet.

Dedicated on 28 April 2000

WWII Battle of Exercise Tiger 60th Anniversary
28 April 1944 - 28 April 2004
In Memory of All Military Personnel
Who Have Fought To Keep Our Country Free!

 
Erected
The Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
2. The Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Memorial Marker
2000 by Exercise Tiger Foundation and Concerned Citizens and Organizations of Audrain County.
 
Location. 39° 10.37′ N, 91° 53.004′ W. Marker is in Mexico, Missouri, in Audrain County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on Monroe Street. Click for map. Memorial is at the northwest corner of the county courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Jefferson Street, Mexico MO 65265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Audrain County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); John Bingle Morris (within shouting distance of this marker); Rex McDonald 833 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Graceland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hardin College Bell (approx. half a mile away); Old Courthouse Clock Bell (approx. half a mile away); Bean Creek German Evangelical Church and Littleby Methodist Church Bell (approx. half a mile away); Bonnot Combined Brick Machine (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Mexico.
 
Also see . . .
1. Exercise Tiger Association. (Submitted on November 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Operation Tiger: D-Day's Disastrous Rehearsal. (Submitted on November 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
WWII Exercise Tiger 60th Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
3. WWII Exercise Tiger 60th Anniversary Marker

3. WWII Exercise Tiger Memorial Highway, Missouri. (Submitted on November 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. LT Eugene Eckstam, USNR, Oral History of Exercise Tiger. (Submitted on November 27, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
The Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
4. The Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Memorial
Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
5. Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on November 14, 2016.
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